2014 Year End THANK YOU Note

Posted: December 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


We have few days left to exit from 2014 and hello 2015

I believe all of you never forget the memories, adventures, sadness, love, joy and blessings that 2014 leaves in your life. You have a lot of remarkable stories and people you want to remember and forget. Whether your path is different from the tales of the other person, still it is part of memoirs of your 2014.

I have my list of “5 significant person/places/event of the year 2014”

Family working-mates

In a workplace we need to find our ‘identical’ person who can help and guide us throughout the 8 hrs. And 6 days a week of our corporate life.

1. THANK YOU…Mam Vhel, Mam Nimpa and Kim they are my supporters in every corny jokes that I sneak, helping me out to solve hard issues of HR, teaching me the things that I didn’t know before but more than anything else I admire their love and honesty.



We are more than a family, I can work 12 hours a day together with them because their stamina and fondness towards their work is really incomparable

-Always Give someone unconditional LOVE

  1. Watching the ASAP live

It’s my ultimate dream to see the greatest performer on the Philippine TV like Gary V.,Martin Nievera and Yeng Constantino. I’m blessed to see them face to face and having a small talk at the backstage.


-Dream more while you’re awake

  1. Visiting Independent Resto Around Maginhawa Street QC

I have a weird taste when going into a restaurant I severely looking at the interior of the place, second is the taste and price.


Since I’m residing in QC for almost 1 year and a half I decided to discover the beauty of the city when it comes to their food. I can say that Maginhawa is the best place for food and coffee lovers, they have many selection of foods for family, barkada or a hobbyist like me . Each resto has a unique marketing strategy to attract more customers. So if you have a free time, try to visit this place.

-Find experiences that offer you deeper meaning


  1. Celebrate the most special events with my family

No family is perfect, we may experience unexpected “clashes and difficulty” but only God knows the perfect time to heal that wound.


Life goes on we need to celebrate the beauty of our existence here on earth.

Birthdays , anniversary, success, simple dinner or thanks giving party our family is our VIP.

They can be your organizer, planner and comedian for free.

This year we had a lot of celebration-bash that I am proud of, and I’m looking forward for merrymaking party for our get-together.

-Recall happy memories often

  1. Seeing my best friend happy and fulfilled

My life is much happier when I see others achieving their bright dream, JILL my bestfriend for almost seven years. Though we may not see each other everyday but I make sure I’m updated to her timeline. She is the best friend on earth you can ask her everything about cakes and desserts or even a perfect design for your event needs, her passion for baking is really good. I pray that many people will taste her cupcakes and be known for her craft.


 (one of her cupcake creation)

-Always work on improving yourself

Shout to the world what 2014 has done for you, you are the manager of your own life and you draw your own stories.

Don’t let it pass away like an ordinary day.

Be kind and create more stories and memories to the people around you.

365 days is too long enough to enjoy our life in a year.

I just want to impart to you the noteworthy quotes to describe my Big bang of 2014

Too often we underestimate the power of a TOUCH, a SMILE, a KIND WORD, a LISTENING EAR, an HONEST COMPLIMENT, or the smallest act of CARING, all of which have the potential to turn a LIFE around.

-Leo Buscaglia



KAROSHI (death from overworked)

Posted: December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

It was my rest day and I’m planning to buy a new book to read, something like a leadership and motivational book. Upon roaming around the bookstore I grab a book entitled “The power of doing LESS by Fergus O’Connell ”, the hardcover of the book looks so boring it has a plain white back ground and the font style and color look so common. But there is something in the book that I want to find out.

The intro starts with a quotes, and some short stories…

When I’m in the middle pages of the book I found the word “KAROSHI” a Japanese word means death from overworked.

The book relate it with a this short story:

It is about a hardworking father who died at his early 30’s and holding a higher position in a Toyota company. This man has no history of any diseases, he found death in the middle of the night in his office. According to the doctor, the causes of his death is stress and heart related problem. Based on his wife her husband is overworked and not having an ample time to rest.

I can relate with his story,

In my previous job , I work 12 hours a day sometimes and I work even on my rest day (well it is my choice of leaving late and work at Sunday’s) because that is me, I enjoy what I’m doing. I make it sure to put my 101% to make the job done.

But few months pass by I forget my family gathering, birthday of my friend, seminar that I want to attend and watch the latest movie. I chose to sleep and relax during my rest day because I know I had to face another tiring week.

I’m so much “in love” about my work to the point that I forget myself.

I’m listing down my top 5 personal guidance in avoiding overworked and how you will enjoy it:

  1. First things first- When you sit at your workplace station be sure you have the list of what to do on the day and prioritized what is urgent.
  2. Learn to woke up early- there is a cliché that the early bird catches the worm, well that is true when you set your body to woke up at 6 a.m so be it. I assure your entire day will be very productive.
  3. Don’t be too serious when working- you must learn how to enter in a conversation when your office mate tells a joke or sharing a stories. We think it destructs us but you will see a good result. This conversation while working enables you to energize after a long shhhh… moment while doing your work. You feel meditate afterwards.
  4. Healthy lifestyle- Don’t be complacent on drinking too much coffee while at work just in moderation. Grab some fresh fruits and eat healthy foods, If you are healthy inside you produce excellent performance outside.
    1. Be organize- too much papers to read, review and approve is a headache for most of us. Make a time to sort out unnecessary things and organized them. You didn’t notice that you consume a lot of time looking for a missing paper that is front of you.

    *Organized yourself- All of the abovementioned tips will not be possible if you didn’t organized yourself well. Your work and how you work reflects who you are even if you are at home.

    I experience that kind of problem, I tell myself that today I will clean my mess and I will maintain and make it a habit. I prove to myself that “I can manage myself well”

    For those students, young adult and professionals whose job requires a lot of time give yourself a break once in a while and think happy thoughts even if you are stress from work.

    It’s like a game (learn it’s rule), you know first the mechanics then proceed to the process on winning the game but upon finishing it don’t forget to pamper yourself physical and mentally.

    Now who says that working hard is bad?..

    It’s a matter of choice and information

    I hope you never quit your job after reading this hehe…

    Just enjoy the moment and coach yourself so that you can coach others too.

Young Urban Professionals

Posted: November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nowadays people are more matured on how they see their lives in the future. They have multiple dreams and start polishing it during their early childhood. Lucky are those who make it til the end together with the support of their family.

As a starter in corporate world I’ve seen people in their early 20’s became a younger manager and supervisors. I amazed with these generation because they have the guts to play their role in the industry.

I admit I’m one of those “daydreamer” who are aiming high to achieve my aspirations. I never force myself to do it in just a snap of my finger, I prefer to be observant and listen to the stories of other people to discover what can be their answer with this 9 syllables question.

Q: What is your ultimate dreams in life?

  • To have a highest paying job
  • To become a manager of the company they are working with
  • To work abroad
  • To pass the board exam

Well bullet number one seems so common in my generation, in fact as early as 21 y.o they earn 25,000-30,000 in a monthly payout. But what confusing is they demand higher than this if they see themselves as an asset of the company. I’m not judging those persons but I just want them to realize that life is not all about MONEY. For the young urban professionals ages 19-29 I want to convey that they should learn to love their work rather loving the money they will earn on the given task why? Simply because they make their life miserable, they can’t appreciate the small blessings because they practice their mind to become a rich and famous one.

They didn’t see the 360 degree of “thankful things” we need to embrace.

I’m not stereotyping the younger generation now (that I also belong) but realizing the fact that you are not the only person that is qualified for the job, of course many people can do what you can do but be lucky you are the chosen person for that title. But always remember be humble and build a good relationship with other people, I assure you it worth one million of happiness (or maybe no value can price your fortunate route) if you look down and see how you become part of the journey of one person without minding what your salary is.

Several times I interview a lot of applicants in my previous job (which is the fulfilling part of my life), I talk to them freely and spontaneously I want to hear their stories from joyful to saddest point they are struggling with. Honestly, I learn to live simple and contented because as I summarize our applicants stories I reflect that whatever journey you take it’s really our choice.

Short note for young urban professionals:

You are now stepping up the corporate ladder of success at an early age but don’t be abusive about your power. Always improve yourself and appreciate the small stuff that God wants you to hold on. Balance your life by reaching your dreams at the same time  consult God for every trials you are facing every day.

Inhale Good, Exhale Better!


Posted: June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

im quite busy to my work, just a simple cup of coffee and listening to music relieves my stressful day. But there is a simple thing I admire most to make me motivate in everything I do. It’s not the pay day every 5th and 20th of the month, going a movie date with friends, buy the luxury things I wish I have nor eating on expensive restaurant to celebrate my hardwork. But the conversations with the people surrounded me.

These are the guards, co-employee’s, a mother, a vendor etc. why? because they made me realized how rich I am.

Being rich for many people defines plenty of money and owning luxurious things here in earth.

I am rich by simply getting to know the people I value most, I extend my help to them and exchanging conversation that teach me how beautiful our life is.

Maybe you get confused how such thing makes you rich here’s why:

We hear a painful story of a family, relationship, work etc. but we knew most of them through our closest friend or watching a real drama show.  When someone sharing to you there ups and downs in life(esp. for the newcomer people you’ve met) you feel the trust and your capacity to help them to cope up with their story. And at the end of the day you will tell yourself “woah im tired of my work” but realizing the hardships of life that other people are facing with you will feel more blessed.

Seventeen of April 2013

Posted: April 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Happy anniversary to my recent job, it’s been a year when I start working at Quezon City.

I just want to share my sincere experience to you guys…lets begin


 Its hard for me to adjust because I don’t know about the place that I’m living now, I cant take an absent just like the college days and also I can’t do my hobbies just like the old times. The word sacrifice implies on this situation, im blessed beyond my expectation because I learned so much about my job and I gain confidence through it.

Going back to the word sacrifice, actually I’m superwoman who want to do many things in one day (but as saying goes multi tasking is not good).

In that one year that I’ve work I have a limited time for my family, unreplied messages to my friends, not attending important events like multiple seminars that I’m dream of,baking class that I declined and charity works that I didn’t start yet.

SACRIFICE (big word isn’t)

Looking at the bright side I remain strong and honing my patient attitude that is hard to find. There is one point in my work life that I want to quit due to repetition of work  particularly employees problem, unending task and demanding time. If you will ask me now why I continue again my work despite of my multiple reasons.

Well my answer is “life goes on” I think Im more focused on my self alone, I have a lots of demands, but looking at the millions of Filipinos suffering from poverty,hunger,unemployment and child labor I’m just lucky enough receiving a fair salary and eating 3 times a day.

People say I came from well off  family so that money is not a problem for me. Honestly, I budget my money alone, my priority is to save money to buy books and helping needy people and that’s all. I’d rather spend my time thinking of a solution to my problem rather than talking of other people’s lives.

Being my first job I know how to respect people and I know when to speak up, I guess you don’t need more degree just to prove yourself that you have the highest I.Q among the rest.

I encounter it on my job, I remain calm and pray for them. I don’t want to tell them that “hey did you hear what you are saying” your such a big SH**.


Confucius said:

“The grass must bend when the wind blows across it”


I can embrace change as far as I can, I hope everybody do it too..because it is the best attitude that we can be proud of.

I didn’t avoid arguments I just want to act professionally, I’m a problem solver rather than a nagger.

An Hr job is a very challenging role for me, I rather  make some write ups about our economy and stay being an average employee. But that is not God plans for me, I accept what is given without any hesitation. I question the things that I can’t understand because it is free and everyone has a freedom to ask.


If I will search for another job again I’ll go to become a magazine writer (creating an article about success and lifestyle etc.) like Laida Magtalas, a researcher or became a professor.


To my fellow friends who experience the same thing, grabbed the stress until you can why? Because one day you can say to everybody “what you think of me is not my business” I’m keep on doing my job and that’s it. Clap clap


Be brave and keep on learning (add smile on it)


Humor in America

By Ben Anderson

King of the HIll image hank hillI had two weeks off work recently and much to my wife’s chagrin I spent it watching whole seasons of my favourite sitcoms in a single sitting. Among the miasma of single New Yorkers and ugly guys with hot wives one show stayed in my memory, Mike Judge’s animated sitcom King of the Hill. It’s an underrated programme which won two Emmys and ran for 13 seasons, longer than even Friends or Seinfeld. What made the show standout was its low key, realistic approach to comedy. This wasn’t 22 minutes of redneck stereotypes but a show with a defined sense of place and character. Judge and co-creator Greg Daniels kept the show grounded for more than a decade, striving to find humour in the conventional and ultimately creating what Time TV critic James Poniewozik called “The most acutely observed, realistic sitcom about regional American life bar none”.


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The View From This Shore

“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

There was a time when all we needed to do, in order to relax was to switch on the TV and lounge on the couch. Nowadays, this very act means switching through a plethora of TV channels trying to desperately find something ‘good’ to watch, although we already know that something good isn’t there anymore. Once we get through the first fifty disappointing programs and then having the foreboding feeling of more disappointment to come, we go back to that one program we dismissed with the hopes of finding a better one, only to see that it is finishing already. The manual labour involved in watching modern…

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